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SPARQ Testing for Hockey

Do you have what it takes to be a hockey player? The SPARQ is a rating system designed to measure hockey-specific athleticism. The results from these tests are combined and weighted using a formula specific to hockey. A similar program is the Next Testing, which also uses on-ice tests.

Note: Despite being a very popular assessment method for some time, the SPARQ business is no longer active and is not available to conduct testing and rate players.

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The SPARQ tests for hockey were recently redesigned. Below are the current tests used for testing boys and girls, and also listed is the previous protocol that was once part of the hockey SPARQ testing.

Hockey SPARQ protocol

Previous Hockey Testing Protocol

The previous hockey SPARQ rating also included the Rotational Power Ball Throw and the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery tests, plus the following tests.

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